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Disney's 'Infinity' Taps Kids' Imaginations

Sept. 7, 2013

Disney Infinity Starter Pack for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, $74.99

Disney's new ambitious video game series is designed to mimic the way children play and imagine. This is a mashup of Disney movies where players create their own adventure. Similar to Skylanders, the game uses collectible figurines from Disney and Pixar, which are placed on an orb and synthesized by the game.

--THE GOOD: Toy box mode allows players to create their own adventures using tools and backdrops from the hottest Disney and Pixar films. A player's imagination can run wild building an amusement park, race track or piece of virtual art.

--THE BAD: Unlocking some of the cooler tools to build in "toy box mode" requires hunting for them in regular player mode in a pre-designed world. And the figurines? Three come with the starter pack and the rest are $12.99 each, an egregious cash-grab.

--THE VERDICT: Disney Infinity should be on holiday shopping lists if you want a safe game for children and teens who like Pixar movies. Disney says more worlds and characters are on the way, so this game will only get better.


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